oh hello there!
I have been in dA for actually more than 5 years already! since Nover 15, 2008 haha
At first, it was quite new and different for me since this was one of my first online account and (kinda) social media
there weren't many people to interact to before besides my rl friends who introduced me to this site! aka my friend Sam and beerkadaidol123
but I don't think they're that active that much anymore ;n; *cries*
but along the way, I've met new friends to talk to and wonderful people who likes my art and stuff~ heehee
I rarely upload to dA before because of school works and also, during these times I don't have time to do a proper work that is "dA-upload worthy" they are more like random doodles and messy sketches haha!
but tbh, dA is one of the things that influenced my artistic side
I always see amazing works of others, especially in the front page, that always makes me so
I learned so many things not just in terms of art but also in life through dA and the people in it!
so here comes the art part haha!
Here is the first art that I uploaded here on dA!
*actually this was a little comic concept with my friends in grade school
they made the concept and story, and I am the one who drew~
you can check out my "OLD ART" gallery or "art by others" because I upload other's art (with their permission ofc) because I'm the one with the dA account ahaha
especially my brother
but that was waaaay long ago, they finally discovered and found other platforms and media to share their art now
so there was the time when I was love Pokemon soooo much! and I use to draw
fan arts of my ships
but I only do traditional stuff and scan them and this was one of my most popular drawings (that actually got so many views, comments and faves!)
*this was one of the most proper looking drawing I made at that time and I never thought many would actually like it haha!
btw, I still love Pokemon so much ahahaha!
so after a while, I became active in groups and joined contests (because I have so much free time back then haha) and this was one of my first contest entry.... and I actually never expected it to win! and I even got FIRST PLACE!
*I actually forgot where I got the idea but... well I think its cute haha!
then came the time when I turned digital! yeah!
my first digital work is actually made in MS Paint in our old old old PC, so these are some of my actual first digital works haha
*"recreating" movie posters...? haha!
btw, these were actually made with mouse (and other works during these times)
then after these, I finally had my first tablet!~
Then I discovered.... OEKAKI! It's like MS Paint, but BETTER! and here are some of my fave works of mine haha!
* I actually have TONS of Oekaki drawings that I never seem to have uploaded and I don't know where they are anymore ;3;
so then I finally got a proper program for digital drawings! PHOTOSHOP! so this was one of my early digital works and also the most faved artwork of mine!
*I also started doing requests especially in TinierMe, drawing their oc/selfy
ugh, I miss the old days
I also, of course did these "memes"! they were the most fun thing to do! I used to them in MS Paint then later on in Photoshop
here are some of my old works hahaha! you can clearly see the time gap when I last made and when I did it again~
*my AT OC meme is one of the most popular works of mine too~ and I'm so happy people like my characters
then came the animation! and the pixel icons! these are some of my old works so they are still a little
different from my new ones haha!
and now, my art style has developed and changed (not sure it better or wors tho haha) and you can just view my new works in my gallery~ *BONUS*
my very first icon! haha I atually still remember the story behind this~
*this was made as a practice for using guidelines (see the sketchy guidelines stuff?) but I made it in paint and realized "oh... erasing the lines was hard" (it turns out they actually use programs with layers to do these orz) but then... it turned out pretty cool-looking! with all the lines and stuff
and the name? it was actually supposed to be "anime_lover05" (it was always my username in different online accounts) but when I joined dA the one with "_ (underscore)" wasn't accepted so I changed it to "-(dash)" and thus "anime-lover05" haha! but this was done before I even made my dA!
well yeah that was long! but hope you enjoyed my story and thanks for sticking with me till the end~....or till the present hehe~
and I wish dA more power and more years! keep inspiring people and developing the artist inside all of us!